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Thulite

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Description
Locality: 
Mjønes Tunnel, Åstfjorden, Snillfjord, Trøndelag, Norway
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 4.3 × 2.2 cm
Weight: 
54.00gr
Description

Our last specimen from the new sensational material we found at the Sainte-Marie show: very nice pink thulite crystals (!) from a recent find near Trondheim, during tunnel works. This specimen shows nice pink  thulite crystals, some ingrown in the quartz matrix, some protruding out of the quartz.

I don't have to mention, that thulite crystals are very rare to almost non-existent.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Thulite

Variety Of: 

Zoisite

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.10
Hardness: 
6.0 - 7.0
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
pink
Type Locality: 
Øvstebø, Kleppan, Sauland, Hjartdal, Telemark, Norway
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